Beatrice Tonhodzayi who works as the public relations and corporate affairs manager at Zimpapers scooped the Public Relations Team leader of the year award at the inaugural Public Relations and Excellence Awards that were held in Harare on Wednesday.
The young PR guru beat top contenders for the award. Mr Tanaka Muradzi from Zimgold was the first runner up. Zimpapers was also the second runner up in the PR and Communication Campaign of the Year. Tonhodzayi said she was thrilled to have been recognised and dedicated the award to the Zimpapers family. She gushed,”I can only get recognition with Zimpapers because for us as PR practitioners or communications practitioners,what we push is our brand…For me to have an award also means Zimpapers has won. I am excited because I think we have come a long way as a business”. Tonhodzayi has managed to break new ground in the media industry which is largely male dominated.
Women have been called on to emulate Tonhodzayi and follow their dreams. Tonhodzayi said Zimpapers was becoming a visible brand countrywide and has been embarking on various developmental initiatives. Most people were full of praises for the young media marketing and public relations expert.